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Making distance on Spokane’s manufacturing floors

Making distance on Spokane’s manufacturing floors

Several Spokane-area manufacturers say most of their employees are in environments where being …

Stimulus funds received, not targeted, some Spokane nonprofits say

Stimulus funds received, not targeted, some Spokane nonprofits say

Despite efforts nationwide to encourage people to donate their federal stimulus checks to nonprofits…

Manufacturers grapple with aerospace slowdown

Manufacturers grapple with aerospace slowdown

Spokane-area manufacturers that serve the aerospace industry say they’re staying aloft for now and…

Q&A with Mountain Dog Sign’s Marshon Kempf

Q&A with Mountain Dog Sign’s Marshon Kempf

Custom sign maker Mountain Dog Sign Co. isn’t making many signs in the midst of a viral pandemic. …

Sonderen Packaging sees pandemic sales boost

Sonderen Packaging sees pandemic sales boost

As more custom paperboard packaging manufacturers are bought out by large conglomerates, Spokane-based Sonderen Packaging Inc. intends to stick to its vision of remaining “fiercely independent,” says principal and co-owner Keva Sonderen.…

Next phase of expansion starts at Bella Tess apartment complex

Next phase of expansion starts at Bella Tess apartment complex

The city of Spokane Valley has issued permits for the $18.7 million third phase of the Bella Tess apartments.When complete, the project will add 156 living units in five, three-story buildings to the multifamily complex, building permit application …

SNAP, utilities partner to keep lights on

SNAP, utilities partner to keep lights on

Requests for assistance paying utility bills have essentially doubled in Spokane, according to Carol Weltz, director of community action at community service nonprofit Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners. …

Social capital drives fund for response to COVID-19

Social capital drives fund for response to COVID-19

We were lost. Not dangerously lost, but definitely turned around and off-course. During the third day of a 50-mile backpack trip with my son’s Scout troop, we broke camp and unknowingly started following a ridgeline that led away from our planned route.…